15 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

15 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast trip builder

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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Morro Bay
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive & Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Monterey is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Monterey is minus 8 hours. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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Morro Bay

— 5 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Explore Morro Bay's surroundings by going to San Simeon (Hearst Castle, Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, &more), Cambria (Stepladder Ranch & Creamery & Bluff Trail) and Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and hike along Black Hill Trail.

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You can drive from Monterey to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in July, you will find days in Morro Bay are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

— 5 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Dierberg Star Lane Vineyards (in Lompoc), Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez) and Rusack Vineyards (in Solvang). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and do sightseeing your way with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara travel planner.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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